Friday, February 12, 2021

Barry Lopez

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BARRY LOPEZ (1945-2020) published the novel Horizon in 2019. The New York Times Book Review called it "...beautiful and brutal—a story of the universal human condition." A celebrated writer of fiction and nonfiction, Lopez was awarded the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams and the John Burrows Medal for Of Wolves and Men; he received a Guggenheim fellowship among other honors. In 2020, Lopez was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received the Sun Valley Writers' Conference's first Writer in the World Prize. Throughout his writing life, Lopez collaborated with dozens of international writers and artists and fostered the careers of many younger men and women. For fifty years, Lopez lived next to his beloved McKenzie River in Oregon yet also traveled to more than eighty countries, where he enjoyed rich friendships. He died in December 2020, surrounded by his family.

The Best American Essays 2021 (p. 203). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

BARRY LOPEZ has published several collections of short stories and is the author of Arctic Dreams, which won an American Book Award in 1986, and Of Wolves and Men, which won the John Burroughs Medal in 1979. A contributing editor to Harper's and North American Review, he has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His new book, Crossing Open Ground, will be published next year. 

The Best American Essays 1987 (p. 316-7). Ticknor & Fields.

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